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Leather Heat Deflector For Voyager--Initial Thoughts

After two days of riding/400 miles this weekend in 80 degree F temps, here are my initial thoughts on the leather heat deflector:

1. It does not eliminate all the heat.
2. It does remove varying degrees of heat depending on speed and/or sitting in slow or stopped traffic.
3. I noticed that I was not using the highway pegs as much...it dawned on me that it was because there was less heat on my right thigh.
4. I became aware as the miles accumulated that there is a zone on the right that is noticeably cooler at speed.
5, Left side thigh/leg really much cooler.

Overall, for $37 incl. shipping, this is a very good way to reduce some of the heat on hot days. I have an Ivanized, but otherwise stock 2016.https://www.ebay.com/itm/PLAIN-LEATH...4AAMXQCtlRSVq5

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I was looking forward to posting a similar review later this week, but mine arrived at the house a few hours after I left on my 700 mile trip to MD (round trip). I now have an excuse to do it again!
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Any pictures of it installed?

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Any pictures of it installed?



Check out this thread also :

https://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/5...0-voyager.html



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What color did you buy? I want black but only see shades of brown offered. Thx

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BLACK is the only color - as Henry Ford says.

Yes, he offers brown also, but I bought BLACK.


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So Bruce, where did you go?

Saturday I did a ride on a Meet Up group that started at Eagle LEather. 8 bikes went to Olympia and then headed south on backroads. Ended up for Lunch in Vader WA. Nice rolling farm country...no traffic. Hit a bit of quick rain in Oly and then cleared off. Just enough to get some of my bike dirty!

Sunday was solo. I went up Hwy 101 thru Shelton. Snack at Hama Hama Oyster Co. in Lilliwaup. Side roads north of Brinnon to Chimicum. Then over to Mystery Bay area. Great views of Pt Townsend and Mt Rainier from there. Then over via Fort Lawton to Hood Canal bridge and home from there.

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I got black as well

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Here is a pix of the cut my wife did for me........
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